KONAN SPECULAR MICROSCOPE PDF

Clinical Benefits Cataract Surgery and Premium IOLs Low endothelial cell counts and pre-existing dystrophies can markedly reduce the potential for positive surgical outcomes from an otherwise uneventful cataract surgery. Surgeons are finding these data points critical when recommending premium IOLs: verify and document pre-operatively that the cornea is not suspect to more likely post-op complications difficult to explain with the investment in premium IOLs. Refractive Surgery There are various reports in the literature of refractive surgery complications with corneas that have pre-existing dystrophies. It is incumbent on refractive surgeons and referring Optometrists to carefully assess the corneal health prior to performing or recommending an elective corneal surgery to enhance the potential for positive surgical outcomes. Contact Lenses In the never ending battle to minimize the oxygen barrier from contact lens materials and lens hygiene, specular microscopy provides a highly detailed view of the integrity and distress of the cornea from the endothelium.

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Specs FAQ The Cornea The corneal endothelium is a single layer of cells whose function is to maintain the balance of fluid aqueous within the cornea by means of a barrier effect, and to remove excess aqueous from the cornea by means of a pumping mechanism. A properly functioning endothelium maintains the correct clarity and shape of the corneal required for clear vision. When endothelial cells are lost or damaged, the remaining cells grow in size and change shape to fill in the gaps in order to maintain structural integrity.

If too many cells are lost or damaged, the pumping mechanism may be negatively affected, resulting in corneal edema which may lead to partial or complete loss of vision.

The number of cells along with the variance of the sizes and shapes of the endothelial cells serve as quantitative and qualitative indicators of the health of the cornea. With the prevalence of corneal and anterior segment surgeries, implantable eye devices, and contact lenses, the value of monitoring the corneal endothelium has never been higher. This important information helps define the best mode of surgery or therapy for a given patient.

A comprehensive anterior segment exam must include corneal endothelial evaluation. Jonathan D. But it is the difficult cases where we really shine. Please contact me about: select one or more to continue Product of Interest.

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Specs FAQ The Cornea The corneal endothelium is a single layer of cells whose function is to maintain the balance of fluid aqueous within the cornea by means of a barrier effect, and to remove excess aqueous from the cornea by means of a pumping mechanism. A properly functioning endothelium maintains the correct clarity and shape of the corneal required for clear vision. When endothelial cells are lost or damaged, the remaining cells grow in size and change shape to fill in the gaps in order to maintain structural integrity. If too many cells are lost or damaged, the pumping mechanism may be negatively affected, resulting in corneal edema which may lead to partial or complete loss of vision. The number of cells along with the variance of the sizes and shapes of the endothelial cells serve as quantitative and qualitative indicators of the health of the cornea. With the prevalence of corneal and anterior segment surgeries, implantable eye devices, and contact lenses, the value of monitoring the corneal endothelium has never been higher.

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